In just a couple of weeks the Rio 2016 Velodrome will be packed with screaming fans cheering on their national champs as they battle to bring home a track cycling medal.
Britain dominated track cycling in London 2012 taking home 14 out of 18 available track cycling gold medals. Since then Team GB’s track cycling squad has seen some big change as great names like Chris Hoy leaving the sport and new talent like Owain Doull joining the team. There are, however some older more experienced faces coming back into the squad. Mark Cavendish will be racing in Rio and Bradley Wiggins is also returning to the track for the Olympics.
Now with a mixture of up and coming athletes riding alongside established names, Team GB is heading into Rio 2016 with high hopes of bringing home more track cycling medals, but competition will be fierce as big international names like Kristina Vogel and head turning new blood such as Colombia’s Fernando Gaviria throw their hats into the velodrome ring. With a field this packed with talent, who should you have your eye on during the track cycling events of Rio 2016?